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2007 Stories by Tom Murphy

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  • Soul Asylum

    published March 22, 2007

    Although long in the shadow of scenemates Hüsker Dü and the Replacements, Soul Asylum ended up being the most commercially successful of... More >>

  • May Riots

    published March 15, 2007

    When May Riots first broke out on the scene five years ago, the band was a likable, if splintery, garage-inflected indie-rock act.... More >>

  • Blackpool Lights

    published March 15, 2007

    It's a good thing the Get Up Kids quit when they did, what with melodic emo's eventual exile into self-parodying obsolescence. With their legacy... More >>

  • Hunter Dragon

    published March 15, 2007

    On the cover of Hunter Dragon's second release, Weary of Dostoevsky, two men are depicted leading a pair of youngsters down a river, possibly en... More >>

  • Vitamins

    published March 8, 2007

    The ill wind wafting down from Greeley generally serves as a reminder of what it smells like around here when the Stock Show is in full swing.... More >>

  • Oblio Duo

    published March 8, 2007

    For creative people, being lonely can be a boon or a curse; they tend to either dwell on their isolation or channel their feelings into art. Oblio... More >>

  • Get Your Going

    published March 1, 2007

    Andrew Novick is at it again. He's on a mission to make our fine city a more fun and colorful place with his latest project, Get Your... More >>

  • Silversun Pickups

    published March 1, 2007

    If Billy Corgan had eschewed his whiny angst or chased his muse into fields of dream pop rather than '70s rock, Smashing Pumpkins might have ended... More >>

  • Constellations

    published February 15, 2007

    Constellations has pushed itself out of the shadow of danceable post-punk, thanks to the addition of experimental noise auteur (and second... More >>

  • Team Awesome!

    published February 1, 2007

    Team Awesome! knows what fun is all about. Like grownups attempting to recapture their youthful exuberance, the Awesome! ones approach... More >>

  • Charlie Parr

    published January 25, 2007

    In the past fifteen years or so, increasing numbers of people have tried their hand at re-creating the sounds of traditional American music, to... More >>

  • Dark Funeral

    published January 25, 2007

    Alice Cooper would be wealthy beyond his wildest dreams if every corpse-painted, absurdly theatrical band that has walked the earth since 1969... More >>

  • Action Figure 8

    published January 18, 2007

    If you're among those who've endured your share of would-be funk and ska bands, you might be inclined to roll your eyes upon first hearing... More >>

  • VAST

    published January 18, 2007

    When Jon Crosby's major-label debut, Visual Audio Sensory Theater, was released in 1998, it received a great deal of airplay. Fortunately... More >>

  • Of God and Science

    published January 18, 2007

    Befitting its namesake, Albuquerque's of God and Science has a somewhat convoluted musical identity. While some of its songs recall the polished... More >>

  • Anti-Glacier Movement

    published January 11, 2007

    Anti-Glacier Movement's most obvious touchstone is Radiohead. Frontman Jesse Nesbitt evokes Thom Yorke's signature croon better than most... More >>

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